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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Liam K. Griffin

Chairman of the Board

Liam K. Griffin, 55, is chairman, chief executive officer and president of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. Prior to his appointment as chairman of the board in May 2021, he had served as CEO and as a director since May 2016 and as president since May 2014. From November 2012 to May 2014, he was executive vice president and corporate general manager where he was responsible for all of Skyworks' business units. Since joining Skyworks in 2001, Mr. Griffin has also held the positions of executive vice president and general manager of high-performance analog and senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Before joining Skyworks, he was vice president of worldwide sales at Vectron International, a division of Dover. Prior to that he held product management and process engineering positions at AT&T's Microelectronics and Network Systems' businesses.

Mr. Griffin received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a master’s degree in business administration from Boston University. He currently serves on the board of National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI), a provider of software-defined platforms for automated test and measurement systems, as well as on the Executive Committee of the CEO Leadership Alliance Orange County. Mr. Griffin previously served on the board of Vicor Corp. (Nasdaq: VICR).

Christine King

Lead Independent Director

Christine King, 72, has been a director since 2014 and Lead Independent Director since 2019. Ms. King served as executive chairman of QLogic from August 2015 until August 2016, when it was acquired by Cavium. Previously, she served as a director and chief executive officer of Standard Microsystems, a publicly traded developer of silicon-based integrated circuits utilizing analog and mixed-signal technologies, from 2008 until the company's acquisition by Microchip Technology in 2012. Prior to Standard Microsystems, Ms. King was chief executive officer of AMI Semiconductor, a publicly traded company, from 2001 until it was acquired by ON Semiconductor in 2008. From 1973 to 2001, she held various engineering, business, and management positions at IBM, including vice president of semiconductor products. Ms. King previously served as a director of Allegro MicroSystems, Analog Devices, Cirrus Logic, IDACORP, Idaho Power Company, a subsidiary of IDACORP, and Atheros Communications, prior to its acquisition by Qualcomm.

Alan S. Batey

Alan S. Batey, 58, has been a director since 2019. Mr. Batey most recently served as executive vice president and president of North America for General Motors, as well as the global brand chief for Chevrolet, a division of GM. His career spans more than 39 years with GM where he held various senior management positions in operations, marketing and sales around the world. Mr. Batey also serves as a director for Spectrum Automotive Holdings, a privately held entity that includes a portfolio of premiere automotive specialty companies.

Kevin L. Beebe

Kevin L. Beebe, 62, has been a director since 2004. In 2007, he became president and chief executive officer of 2BPartners, LLC, a partnership that provides strategic, financial and operational advice to private equity investors and management. In 2014, Mr. Beebe became a founding partner of Astra Capital Management, a private equity firm based in Washington, D.C. Previously, beginning in 1998, Mr. Beebe was group president of operations at ALLTEL, a telecommunications services company. From 1996 to 1998, he served as executive vice president of operations for 360° Communications, a wireless communication company. Mr. Beebe has held a variety of executive and senior management positions at several divisions of Sprint, including vice president of operations and vice president of marketing and administration for Sprint Cellular, director of marketing for Sprint north central division, director of engineering and operations staff and director of product management and business development for Sprint southeast division, as well as staff director of product services at Sprint. He began his career at AT&T/Southwestern Bell as a manager. Mr. Beebe also serves as a director for SBA Communications, a publicly traded operator of wireless communications towers in North, South and Central America, Frontier Communications, a publicly traded provider of communications services, Syniverse Technologies, a privately held provider of support services for wireless carriers, and Logix Communications, a privately held provider of facilities-based communications services. He previously served as chairman of the board of directors of NII Holdings, until December 2019 upon the sale of its sole material asset, and as a director for Altimar Acquisition Corporation and Altimar Acquisition Corp. II, both publicly traded special purpose acquisition companies.

Timothy R. Furey

Timothy R. Furey, 63, has been a director since 1998. He has served as chief executive officer of Integrated Smart Solutions, a provider of cloud-based IoT data analytics and energy management services for global commercial real estate investors and property management firms, since 2020. He also serves as chairman of the board of MarketBridge, a provider of digital marketing and predictive analytics solutions for enterprise technology, financial services, and consumer media companies. Mr. Furey founded MarketBridge and served as its chief executive officer from 2000 to 2020. He is also managing partner of Decision Technology Group, an advisor and investor in data-driven technology startups. Earlier in his career, Mr. Furey worked with the Boston Consulting Group, Strategic Planning Associates, Kaiser Associates and the Marketing Science Institute.

David P. McGlade

David P. McGlade, 61, has been a director since 2005. Mr. McGlade was appointed executive chairman of Intelsat S.A., a publicly traded worldwide provider of fixed satellite communication services, in April 2015 and served in this role through March 2018. He continues to serve as chairman of the board. Prior to April 2015, he served as Intelsat’s chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. McGlade joined Intelsat in April 2005 and was the deputy chairman from 2008 to 2013. Previously, Mr. McGlade served as an executive director of mmO2 PLC and as the chief executive officer of O2 UK, a subsidiary of mmO2, a position he held from 2000 to 2005. Prior to that, he was president of the western region for Sprint PCS.

Robert A. Schriesheim

Robert A. Schriesheim, 61, has been a director since 2006. He currently serves as chairman of Truax Partners LLC. Previously, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sears Holdings from August 2011 until October 2016. From January 2010 to October 2010, Mr. Schriesheim was chief financial officer of Hewitt Associates, a global human resources consulting and outsourcing company that was acquired by Aon. From 2006 until 2009, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Lawson Software, a publicly traded ERP software provider. Mr. Schriesheim currently serves as a director of Frontier Communications and Houlihan Lokey, each a publicly traded company, and previously served as a director of Lawson Software, until its sale in July 2011, Forest City Realty Trust, until its sale in December 2018, and NII Holdings until December 2019. In addition, from 2004 until 2007, he was also a director of Dobson Communications, a former publicly traded wireless services communications company that was acquired by AT&T, and from 2007 until 2009 he served as a director of MSC Software, a former publicly traded provider of integrated simulation solutions for designing and testing manufactured products that was acquired by Symphony Technology Group.

Kimberly S. Stevenson

Kimberly S. Stevenson, 59, has been a director since 2018. From January 2020 to August 2021, she served as senior vice president and general manager of the Foundational Data Services Business Unit at NetApp, a publicly traded provider of cloud data services. Previously, Ms. Stevenson served as senior vice president and general manager of data center products and solutions for Lenovo, a multinational technology company, from May 2017 to October 2018. From September 2009 to February 2017, she served as a corporate vice president at Intel, holding various positions including chief operating officer for the client and internet of things businesses and systems architecture group from September 2016 to February 2017, chief information officer from February 2012 to August 2016, and general manager, IT operations and services, from September 2009 to January 2012. Prior to joining Intel, Ms. Stevenson spent seven years at the former Electronic Data Systems, now DXC Technology, with responsibility for global development and delivery of enterprise services. She also spent more than 17 years at IBM in various finance and operational roles. Ms. Stevenson currently serves as a director of Mitek Systems, a publicly traded company. She previously held board positions with Riverbed Technology, a publicly traded hardware and software developer (prior to its being taken private in 2015), Boston Private Financial Holdings, a publicly traded provider of banking and wealth management services (prior to its merger into Silicon Valley Bank in 2021), Cloudera, a private enterprise software company, and the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a non-profit organization.